Help needed. (USB to Ethernet adapter — NOT Ethernet to USB adapter)
I’m trying to connect the blu-ray player to the internet.
Here’s the problem: I am stuck in the year 2002.
My DSL connects to my Mac via the yellow ethernet cable. I was hoping to remove that cable from the Mac and connect it to the blu-ray player. How would I get internet? Well, the DSL has a female USB port and came with a female-male USB cable. I would connect the female end of the blue USB cable to the DSL and the male end to the Mac.
So, Mac connected to DSL via blue USB.
Blu-ray player connected to DSL via yellow ethernet.
All is right with the world. Exceptttttt….
Verizon informs me that Mac DSL subscribers wishing to connect to the internet must link the the yellow ethernet cable to the Mac. http://www.verizon.com/support/resi...sone/88091.htm
(Indeed, I tried connecting the DSL to the Mac via the blue USB cable and, well, no internet.)
A brief search of the internet reveals numerous Ethernet-to-USB adapters. But the blu-ray player has no USB port, so those adapters aren’t helpful.
If am to make use of my blue USB cable that connects to the DSL then I need an adapter that receives the USB’s male end and adapts the signal to an ethernet cable that plugs into the blu-ray. Is that correct?
Does anyone know if such a product exists and where I might find it?
Or, am I going about this all wrong? Am I overlooking a simpler solution?
This luddite would appreciate any insights.
Thanks in advance.